We've written before about what we are trying to achieve at The Federation (a new space for the Northern Tech Community) and things are moving apace so we thought it was time to update you on what’s been happening. We’ve had brilliant support from our design partners @sheilabirdgroup and they’ve made a short video about us. Take a look and listen to @ClaireBrai and @V_Howlett talk a bit more about our plans
We’re delighted to confirm that later this year Thoughtworks will be taking the fourth floor of Federation House and according to @philloneill they are not shy of an ambitious vision describing their move to Federation House as part of the next chapter in their Thoughtworks Manchester story: “Federation House means a lot more than simply an amazing and inclusive office space. Since our early conversations with the Co op, we've been excited at the chance to become part of a broader community which gives back to Manchester and helps to develop and evolve the technical communities in and around the North. This community space, which is focused on reducing the barriers to entry, will allow people from all walks of life to get involved in technology. We are working hard to make sure our office is going to be a safe and inclusive space for all. We want to bring together a mix of activists, artists and technologists and witness amazing ideas come to life and disrupt our own way of working”.
The first, second and third floor are well under way and as well as having 170 hot desks available in late May we have a number of private suites currently available. These vary in size from 354 sq ft, to 620 sq ft to 1,453 sq ft. so get in touch with @v_Howlett if you want to come and visit for a look around.
We're especially looking forward to our collaboration with Nomad Clan who will be working on the interior design of our coffee shop and some of the space in Federation. There's a vibrant street art scene in Manchester so we felt it was fitting that it form part of what we are trying to achieve. Joy and Hayley include a lot of historical references in their work so there is lots to inform them in this part of the city. For more information about our hot desks, suites or if you want to visit The Federation email firstname.lastname@example.org